Archives for November, 2014

Can Baldness Kill You? The Link Between Hair Loss and Prostate Cancer

November 27th, 2014
Can Baldness Kill You? The Link Between Hair Loss and Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the UK and the most common cancer in men. Despite the ongoing efforts of the Movember movement to raise awareness during November, many men still don’t understand their personal risk. Now a study has shown, that men with a certain pattern of balding have […]

Hundreds of NHS Workers Take Part in 4 Hour Strike

November 25th, 2014
Hundreds of NHS Workers Take Part in 4 Hour Strike

Hundreds of NHS workers in England and Northern Ireland are taking part in a strike after a pay review panel refused to introduce a 1% pay rise. Nurses, paramedics and midwives are taking part in the four-hour strike, which started at 7am in England 8am in Northern Ireland. Members of nine unions are participating in […]

Everything You Need to Know About Dental Implants

November 18th, 2014
Everything You Need to Know About Dental Implants

There is a fascinating history behind dental implants. The earliest recorded attempts of replacement teeth date back to 600AD, during in the Mayan civilisation. Archaeologists have recovered ancient skulls that have teeth replaced by resources including remains of seashells and carved stones. Although the materials and methods are primitive, a number of of the implants […]

Doctors Recommend the Mediterranean Diet to Fight Obesity

November 18th, 2014
Doctors Recommend the Mediterranean Diet to Fight Obesity

Leading doctors have suggested employing the Mediterranean diet as a means of fighting the national obesity problem. A group of doctors has recommended adopting the diet in favour of calorie counting as a long-term means of reducing rates of obesity and promoting healthy eating. In an article in the Postgraduate Medical Journal, a group of […]

Health Campaigners Call for Fruit Juice to be Removed from 5 a Day Recommendations

November 11th, 2014
Health Campaigners Call for Fruit Juice to be Removed from 5 a Day Recommendations

Health campaigners are calling for fruit juice to be removed from 5 a day recommendations amid concerns over sugar content. Action on Sugar has suggested that fruit juices be removed from guidelines encouraging people to hit their 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day, after research revealed that many shop-bought juices and smoothies contained […]

Could Your Job be Affecting Your Brain Power?

November 4th, 2014
Could Your Job be Affecting Your Brain Power?

Many of us claim to feel tired and dazed after a long day at work, but a new study has suggested that working could actually be responsible for dulling the brain cells and ageing the brain prematurely. A study that has been published in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine journal claims that working shifts can […]

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